There are 12 ways to get from Cardiff to Antwerp by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Antwerpen-Centraal Ic

$153 - $380

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Bus  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Antwerp Ouibus

$29 - $39

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Bus, train  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Ghent 814
  3. Take the train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

$47 - $71

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Antwerp

$247 - $286

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Antwerp

$100 - $146

Train to Bristol, fly to Brussels  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Brussels (BRU) BRS - BRU

$109 - $347

Fly Cardiff to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Amsterdam (AMS) CWL - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal

$116 - $376

Train to Birmingham, fly to Brussels  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Brussels (BRU) BHX - BRU

$127 - $389

Train to Bristol, fly to Amsterdam, train  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRS - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal

$128 - $334

Train to London City, fly to Antwerp  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Antwerp (ANR) LCY - ANR

$154 - $444

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU

$177 - $394

Train to East Midlands, fly to Brussels  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Long Eaton
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Brussels (BRU) EMA - BRU

$152 - $786

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Antwerp is to bus which costs £22 - £30 and takes 11 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Antwerp is to train and fly which costs £80 - £270 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Antwerp via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 37 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Antwerp is 330 miles.

The best way to get from Cardiff to Antwerp without a car is to train which takes 6 h 13 min and costs £110 - £290.

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It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Cardiff to Antwerp, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Antwerp bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Antwerp is to train which takes 6 h 13 min and costs £110 - £290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £22 - £30 and takes 11 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Cardiff to Antwerp bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Antwerp station.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 329.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 13 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Antwerp, Belgium?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Antwerp via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 6 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Antwerp via London Victoria Coach Station and London in around 11 h 37 min.

Airlines
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from East Midlands to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from East Midlands to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Cardiff to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from London City to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $17
Train from Gent-Dampoort to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$13 - $19
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$18 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $45
Train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $90
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Train from Cardiff Central to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Ghent
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Antwerp is 1 h ahead of Cardiff. It is currently 2:09 AM in Cardiff and 3:09 AM in Antwerp.

Brussels Airlines, KLM and BMI Regional offer flights from Bristol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 426+ hotels available in Antwerp. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cardiff Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs £5.

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